Uganda: 10 Million Trees

Help plant 10 million trees!

This project aims to plant 10 million trees in the highly deforested area of Mbale in East Uganda.

The trees will alleviate the pressures put on people and resources caused by climate change. Specifically, they will provide sustainable supplies of food, fuel and shelter, as well as improved incomes, alleviating poverty. They will also protect local communities from the effects of soil erosion caused by deforestation, which can lead to deadly landslips.

Communities are already feeling the impact of climate change through extreme flooding, droughts and hailstorms. This project raises awareness of the advantages of tree planting and supports communities to combat the impacts of climate change.

The project also plants a tree for every child born or adopted in Wales through the Welsh Government’s Plant! scheme.

 

Here’s some information about the kinds of trees we plant and their benefits

      

      

      

      

Threats:


• Severe weather events such as floods, droughts and hailstorms.
• Landslides caused by deforestation on slopes.
• Illegal felling of trees.
• Lack of food


Achievements:


• Over 5.5 million trees planted already
• Supporting 5 coffee co-operatives
• Working in over 60 villages to establish tree nurseries, working with over 3500 families
• United Nations ‘Lighthouse’ project (during COP17)



Local Partner: